17 IKEA Wedding Decor Hacks You Have To Try

No one will guess this rustic wedding decor is from IKEA - although thrifty-and-proud brides will struggle to keep these great hacks secret!


Decorating your wedding on a budget?


These IKEA wedding decor ideas take cheap IKEA products and give them a wedding-worthy makeover for perfect finishing touches to your big day.

Whether you’re a DIY queen or the sight of a paintbrush sends you running, these simple decor ideas are easy enough for anyone to do.

If you’ve been searching for the perfect rustic wedding decor, then these 17 DIY wedding ideas will help!

1. IKEA Ung Drill Frame – £26


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Want to build your own photo booth? This dramatic frame is the perfect choice. Add ribbon and tie it in a tree for instant quirky cool.

READ MORE: 15 Fun Photo Booth Ideas

2. Or Turn It Into a Chalkboard


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Paint the backing of the Ung frame with chalkboard paint, spray the outside gold and you’ve got a perfect backdrop to write on. You can write directions on it or the timings of the day, use it to display your menu or your wedding hashtag. The possibilities are endless.

3. IKEA Skurar Plant Pot – £2


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Chances are you’ve probably already seen this pretty lace pot at a wedding. It’s cheap, elegant and looks amazing stuffed with gypsophila – what’s not to love?!

READ MORE: How To Plan A Wedding For £3,000

4. IKEA Blomster Candle Holder – £15


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This set of three candle holders is perfect to create a centrepiece with. You can spray paint them or leave them clear and fill with succulents for a chic look. Take inspiration form the photo above and use lots of different height candle and tealight holders for texture.

5. IKEA Måla Easel – £16


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Love the chalkboard look? These cute kiddy easels are perfect for displaying your menu or order of the day.

READ MORE: 50 Free Wedding Ideas

6. IKEA Solvinden Globe Lamp – £10


A simple way to create a lot of drama is using globe lamps, like the Solviden ones that come in lots of patterns. String them up outside to create an path for guests to walk into your reception venue or have them hanging down from the ceiling inside, mixed up with fairy lights. FYI, they’re solar powered so no electricity is needed – great if you’re in a barn venue with not many plugs!

7. IKEA Tolsby frame – £1


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Looking for a bargain way to display your table names? These cheap frames come in a range of colours and are double sided so you can pop your menu in there too. We love the idea of keeping them clear and using a marker to write you wedding hashtag on them.

READ MORE: The Best Affordable Wedding Venue Deals

8. IKEA Borrby Lantern – £7


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Fill this lantern with a simple church candle (also a fab IKEA purchase) or lots of fresh blooms. Available in black and white.

9. Skurar Candle Dish – £1.50


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A cute way to display a dessert table is using these white candle dishes, topped with cupcakes, macarons, fresh fruit, sweets or chocolate truffles. Here, they’ve been placed atop pieces of log for an amazing autumnal display. It works so well for a rustic wedding and you can add different decoration for the time of year. Fresh flowers in summer, pine cones in winter, for example.

READ MORE: Wedding Day Dessert Table Ideas to Make You Drool

10. IKEA Bumerang Hangers – £4


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Make a surprise treat for your bridesmaids with this cute wedding DIY. All you need is a set of IKEA hangers and a sharpie or paint pen to write your girls names and the wedding date. Calligraphy doesn’t need to be scary, there’s loads of tutorials online, or you can just print out your message and trace it on to the hanger before filling in.

11. IKEA Lill Net Curtains – £5


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Want to create a pretty backdrop without spending a fortune? IKEA is a great place to find huge swathes of white fabric at bargain prices. The handy loops at the top of these net curtains make them super-easy to put up too.

READ MORE: Amazing Wedding Dresses Under £100

12. IKEA Socker Greenhouse – £12


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This mini glass greenhouse makes a cute place to post cards and blessings. Personalise it with chalk pens or mini bunting.

13. IKEA Polarvide Throw – £3


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Keep guests warm on chilly evenings by putting out a basket of throws – available in a whole heap of colours.

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14. IKEA Rotera Lantern – £2


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The dainty star-detailed lantern is the perfect addition to a winter wedding.

15. IKEA Tidvatten Vase – £2


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Ikea have an amazing range of vases, but their simple vases are excellent for filling with flowers as part of centrepiece arrangements or aisle decoration. They look awesome dipped in glitter too!

READ MORE: 37 Budget-Friendly Wedding Ideas

16. IKEA Sofia Fabric – £6/metre


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If you’re after a cheap idea for table runners, IKEA do a huge range of fabrics that you can use. Find someone handy with a sewing machine to quickly hem the sides or go rustic – just fold them over and tie the ends up with big ribbon bows or hessian string.

17. IKEA Lack Side Table – £6

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If you or your partner are handy with tools, then making a DIY doughnut stand is actually really simple! Turn the Lack table on its side, drill in some holes and add some pieces of dowel rod. You can paint it any colour you want (non-toxic, of course) and then hang up your doughnuts on the day. You can take off the top two legs at the back using a saw and keep the bottom two to make it stand up stably.


Looking for more budget do-it-yourself ideas, here’s 50 DIY centrpiece ideas and 21 ideas for homemade wedding favours.